About Us

Discover a dedicated team of skilled professionals passionate about simplifying estate planning. Tailored solutions for your unique needs.

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Who We Are

At White Oak Wills, we believe that everyone deserves a high-quality estate plan that will meet their unique needs. Our team has years of experience working with families to create personalized plans that take into account their goals and concerns for the future.

We attend national conferences to stay current on trends affecting our clients. We do tax planning, legacy planning, special needs planning, and specific asset plans (gun trusts and Medicaid Compliant Trusts). Approximately one-third of our clients are traditional married couples, one-third are in blended or non-traditional families and one-third are single.

At White Oak Wills, our commitment extends beyond the creation of estate plans; we strive to provide ongoing support and guidance as your circumstances evolve. By fostering a relationship based on trust and understanding, we aim to ensure that your estate plan remains a dynamic and effective tool that adapts to the changing needs of your family over time.

Lori Mclaughlin Beight

Attorney

Lori McLaughlin Beight received her undergraduate degree in International Business from Linfield College and graduated magna cum laude. She has prior experience in business administration, public relations, and marketing and managed both for-profit and not-for-profit entities for over ten years prior to attending law school. This extensive business experience lends a depth of understanding to her business advising which assisted in her later law school career. She earned her law degree from Willamette University, with honors in Business Lawyering, Clinical Practice, and Negotiation.

Lori is a third-generation Oregonian. She has four children, three of which are grown and all of which are a credit to her. She is a mid-life resident of the Pearl District after a lifetime in the suburbs and spending her childhood in a small town.

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She is profoundly grateful that she gets to do what she loves every day when she comes to work. Whether it’s helping a client plan how to manage their assets and provide for their families and employees or planning a 3,000-mile family road trip for nine people over Spring Break, planning for people she cares about is her passion.

A list of future activities and interests might include a transatlantic crossing on a sailboat, a hot air balloon ride, teaching at a university, living abroad for a year, getting a Ph.D., and seeing the last of her kids to healthy and productive adulthood. If she only gets to launch the last kid successfully, that would be enough.

Lori’s Memberships:

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Board Member, Portland Pearl District Rotary, President 2015-2016
  • Board Member, UCP, providing services to people with disabilities and their families
  • Former West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Member
  • Board Member for Grandma’s House, shelter for unwed mothers in Bend, Oregon
  • Board Member, Si Padres, Spanish Immersion charter school applicant

Lori’s Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Linfield College, Magna Cum Laude
  • Juris Doctor from Willamette College of Law, honors in Business Lawyering, Clinical Practice and Negotiation

Robin C. Trueworthy

Attorney

Robin C. Trueworthy received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, graduating cum laude, with a focus on English Literature and Geology. She received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She practiced law in St. Louis and Seattle before taking time off to raise children and do volunteer work. She returns to the practice of law in Oregon, where she had made her home for the past 20 years.

Robin has three children, one in college and two in high school. She is excited to see what the future holds for her children, and for herself. She loves exploring the Pacific Northwest, where she spends time hiking, skiing, camping, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Mike, their Newfoundland, Lily, and whichever of her teenagers will deign to come along with and be seen with their parents.

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Robin’s memberships:

  • Oregon State Bar 
  • Washington State Bar (inactive)
  • Missouri State Bar (inactive)
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Multnomah Bar Association

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College, Cum Laude
  • Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, Order of the Coif

David J. Scott

Attorney

David Scott received his undergraduate degree in Political Science with minors in History and Business from the University of Oregon. He received his law degree from Willamette University, where he participated in the estate planning clinic. The clinical law program enabled him to manage his own estate planning clients from the initial intake to the signing of their estate plans. This experience solidified his desire to practice as an estate planning attorney. He then opened his own solo estate planning practice after obtaining his licensure in Oregon. He later joined a larger Portland area firm where he continued to specialize in estate planning prior to joining White Oak Wills & Trusts.  

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David grew up in Southern California. His first airplane trip as a child was to Medford, Oregon to visit extended family. He fell in love with Oregon and knew that he wanted to make it his home. He later attended the University of Oregon where he met his spouse, Megan. They now live on the west side and enjoy traveling, hiking, visiting state parks, and spending time at the coast. He also enjoys landscape photography, golf, and sailing.

David’s Memberships:

  • Oregon State Bar 
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member-at-large, New Tax Lawyer Committee of the Oregon State Bar
  • Treasurer, St. James Lutheran Church in Portland, Oregon

David’s Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Oregon
  • Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law

Kaitlyn Metscher

Legal Assistant

Kaitlyn joined our office in October 2016. She obtained her Associate’s degree from Clark Community College in 2014 (Vancouver, Washington) and her Bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University College (Azusa, California) in 2016. She started her own business to put herself through school debt free. She will be attending Willamette University College of Law in August 2021.

When Kaitlyn isn’t in the office she can be found volunteering for numerous non-profits around the Portland Metro area, working on her latest DIY project, or convincing Lori to invest in a new piece of technology.

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Kayla Mcteague

Legal Assistant

Kayla has moved all over the U.S. and has found herself fortunate to now call the PNW home. Picking up unique qualities from all over, she has a growing ambition to expand all areas of her knowledge. She has a background in beauty as a cosmetologist but her move here sparked a newfound interest in global relations and affairs.

Having recently graduated from Portland State University with a degree in International Studies and Community Development, Kayla is eager to leverage her acquired knowledge and skills in her pursuits. Her passions for people and change are evident in her contributions to our team. When not at work she can be found cuddled up to her cats, amid a quilting or art project, and enjoying time with friends and family.

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Alyssa Moretz

Administrative Assistant

Alyssa joined our office in December 2022. She received her undergraduate degree in Community Development from Portland State University and graduated summa cum laude. She is currently enrolled in Portland Community College’s Paralegal certificate program. Her prior work experience includes escrow and title insurance, working in a continuing care retirement facility and at the Oregon Zoo. Originally from North Carolina, she considers herself a “Charlander” (part Charlottean and part Portlander). Living and working in downtown Portland is an integral part of her life. When she isn’t working, you can find Alyssa taking long walks along the Waterfront, solving jigsaw and crossword puzzles, or reading celebrity memoirs. 

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Rudy Beight

Client Reception Coordinator

Rudy is a little charmer who knows he’s got it and is not afraid to flaunt it. President of Bed Hogs Unlimited, Neighborhood Watch Group, and the Welcoming Committee. He can be found hunkered under a blanket and heater in the office, sunbathing, or looking for treats. He is 50% Chinese Crested, 50% French Bulldog, and 100% ready to go to the dog park.

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Address

1314 NW Irving St #301, Portland, OR 97209, United States

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Open Hours

Weekdays :  8am to 5pm
Weekend   :  Closed

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